Session: Summer 2020
Chapter:  Master Class
Location:  CYTKC Studios
Time:  8:45am - 6:00pm
Day:  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Starts:  07/06
Ages:  14-19
Tuition:  $10.00
Current Tuition:  $0.00
Early Bird Discount:  $10.00 off , ends Apr 12

Camp Description

Much Ado About Nothing
Rehearsals: July 6-10 from 8:45 to 6 p.m. at the CYT Studios
Performances: July 11 at 2 & 7 p.m. and July 12 at 2 p.m. (Location TBA)
Auditions: May 2 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the CYT Studios
Callbacks: May 2 from 1-4 p.m. at the CYT Studios
In addition, we ask that campers make every effort to attend the following dates —
Read Through: June 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the CYT Studios
Costume Parade: June 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the CYT Studios
In Messina, as Don Pedro, the Prince of Aragon, and his officers return from a recently concluded war, a message comes to Leonato that the prince intends to visit his house for a month. The Duke’s party arrives with Count Claudio, who had before the war been attracted by Leonato’s only daughter, Hero. Another of the visitors is Benedick, a bachelor, who enjoys speaking his mind in witty argument with Hero’s cousin and companion, the Lady Beatrice.

Leonato holds a masked ball to celebrate the end of the war and the engagement of Claudio to Hero is arranged while the Duke’s brother, Don John, resenting the celebrations, seeks a way to spoil the general happiness. Don John plots with the soldiers, Borachio and Conrade, to deceive Claudio into believing Hero is false to him. As a result a trick is carried out with the unwitting assistance of Hero’s maid, Margaret, who talks from Hero’s bedroom window with Borachio at night while Claudio and the Duke watch secretly from a distance, under the delusion that the girl at the window is Hero.

Hero and Don Pedro meanwhile are convinced that Benedick and Beatrice are ideal partners and by means of overheard conversations the two realize they do indeed love one another.

At the wedding Claudio denounces Hero and leaves her apparently dead from shock, while her father, Beatrice and Benedick, amazed at the situation, decide that with the aid of the priest. Hero’s recovery should be concealed until her name can be cleared. Help is at hand as the village constable, Dogberry, and his assistants have arrested Borachio and Conrade after overhearing them boasting of their deception of Claudio and the Duke.

The play comes to a joyful conclusion when Dogberry’s information is, eventually, after some difficulty, given to Leonato and Don Pedro. Claudio agrees to accept Leonato’s ‘niece’ whom he has never met, in place of Hero, whom he believes has been killed by his slander. The ‘niece’ turns out to be Hero, and as the lovers are reunited Benedick and Beatrice announce that they will share the wedding day. Don John has been captured while trying to escape and is left for future trial while the play ends with a merry dance.

One parent (or adult family representative) of each camper is required to volunteer as part of a Parent Production Team.

Register for this camp if you are planning to audition for Much Ado About Nothing.
You must audition and be cast to attend this camp. After casting, you will be charged the full amount of the camp - $315.
Auditions will be held on May 2 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., and callbacks will be held that afternoon from 1-4. Both will occur at the CYT Studios (6800 W. 153rd St. Suite A, Overland Park, KS)

Audition Information:
Each person auditioning will perform a memorized monologue from Much Ado About Nothing, which will be posted on this page by early April. If you are invited to the callback audition, expect to stay the entire time.

Audition Tips:
CYT does require that the monologues to be memorized. 

Be as familiar with the play and the characters as is possible! You can find a copy of the script online. 

Be confident — even if you have never done this before, walk into the audition as if you own the place. But also be humble!

Make bold choices — you need to show us your stuff.  Don’t just stand and read. Always wait for the director to signal you to start.  You begin by introducing yourself and your audition pieces. We realize that virtually everyone is doing the same pieces, but it is good practice to do the introduction the right way.

Don’t look at the directors when you are auditioning. They are not your scene partner. Pick a spot just over their shoulder in which to focus.

You will be nervous. That is a good thing. The key is to channel your nerves into good positive energy. It is important to remember that directors want you to be great.

Have fun!! Remember that God is always with you!!!
Video Submissions: In person auditions are strongly encouraged for the benefit of both you and our directing teams, however, we understand families sometimes have conflicts with our audition dates. If you would like to submit a video audition, you may film a video of your student performing one of the provided monologues (posted on this page by early April). The audition video should be emailed to no later than May 1 by 5:00 p.m. 
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Andrew Milbourn

Andrew Milbourn began in the heart of America. That's right, Here in Overland Park, Kansas. Coming from a very artistic family, acting is a true passion of Andrew's. After graduating from Texas Christian University with a BFA in Acting, he has worked in numerous theaters around the country. He has also studied with the Groundlings Improv Group. In addition to being in love with Jana (his best friend and soon to be bride), Andrew is a sports fanatic, nerd, and lvl 55 air hockey player.


Jana Latchaw Milbourn

Jana began her training at George Daily Auditorium as a student, and continued on to become part of the artistic/directing team of the children's theatre program. At Northwestern College Jana received a BFA with an emphasis in acting. After graduating, she moved to Kansas City and began teaching classes, workshops, and most recently directed CYT South's Matilda.

Camp Location:

6800 W. 153rd Street, Suite A, Overland Park, KS 66223